Council on Workplace Health and Wellness

A healthy workplace is one where people feel respected, connected, safe, and valued. 

It also means lower turnover, higher productivity, increased engagement, and a more competitive organizational advantage. 

How can you capture these advantages for your organization? 

The Council on Workplace Health and Wellness (CWHW)provides an exclusive, collaborative, and confidential space for workplace health professionals. Members engage with peers and subject-matter experts on evidence and research in the world of employee well-being. 

Make connections, gain timely insight. Join CWHW today.

Who Should Join?

Leaders from both the public and private sectors involved in their organizations’ workplace health and wellness strategies.

Key Objectives

  • Create a safe space to discuss workplace health
  • Offer engaging sessions with thought leaders on employee wellness
  • Establish a Canada-wide network of employee well-being professionals

Benefits of Membership

Access Conference Board research on building and sustaining a healthy workplace—and improve your organization’s overall performance.You’re never alone. Exchange ideas with other professionals in the field and expand your personal network.Get the latest findings, trends, and best practices from workplace health experts on topics that matter most to you and your fellow members.

Current Members

Air Canada

Alberta School Benefit Plan

Bank of Canada

BC Hydro

BC Public Service Agency

Bell Canada

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Canada Post Corporation

Canada Revenue Agency

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

City of Barrie

Creative Options Regina, Inc.

Export Development Canada

First West Credit Union

Fraser Health Authority

Liquor Control Board of Ontario

McGill University

McKesson Canada

National Defence


Rogers Communications Canada Inc.

Royal Canadian Mint

TELUS Communications Inc.

The City of Calgary

The City of Calgary

The University of British Columbia

Vancouver Coastal Health

Wajax Limited

WestJet Airlines Ltd.

Workers’ Compensation Board Alberta

Advisory Board


Lyne Brun

Supervisor, Health & Wellness, Nova Scotia Power Inc.

Being part of the Council has been an incredibly valuable resource in helping us shape overall wellness for our employees. The Council meetings provide a wealth of information from other like-minded employers, in a setting that is collaborative, informative, and engaging. Being able to tap into evidence-based research, webinars, and information requests is a huge benefit of being on the Council. The quality of information is second to none, and it helps us make strong decisions around implementing effective programs and services for our employees.

Members Only

This section is currently underdevelopment. In the meantime, please visit this page to access all members-only content.

If you’re not a member and would like to become one, please contact us.

Upcoming Meetings

Well-being Integration Strategy and Measurement

May 29–30, 2023   •   Council Meeting   •   Halifax, Nova Scotia 

Past Meetings

Employee Wellness Strategy Outlook

November 24, 29 and December 1, 2022   •   Council Meeting   •   Virtual Sessions 

Psychological Safety

September 16, 2022   •  Networking Lunch and Roundtable   •   Toronto, Ontario

Better Workplace Conference 2022

April 5–7, 2022

Dr. Lisa Bélanger, Behavioural Change Expert, Researcher

Anthony McLean, Leadership, Mental Health, Inclusivity

Tina Varughese, Cross-Cultural Communication and Diversity Expert

Hamza Khan, Future of Work Expert, Author of Leadership, Reinvented

Dan Pontefract, Leadership Strategist, Author, Speaker, Thinker, Poet, CEO and Founder of Pontefract Group

Member Give/Get & Open Discussion

February 15, 2022

Hayley Peek, Mental Health Consultant, Speaker, Peer Supporter

Rachelle Stenhouse, MBA, CPHR, Director, Disability Management and Employee Wellness, Canada Post

Sobora Duy, B.A.A., BBA, Manager, Mental Health and Wellness Programs, Air Canada 

Physical Wellness and Employee Engagement

February 10, 2022

Natalie Toman, MS, Promotion Lead, ParticipACTION

Weight Stigma and Workplace Physical Health Programs

February 2, 2022

Dr. Jennifer Mills, CPsych, Associate Professor & Director of Clinical Training, Clinical Psychology Graduate Program, Department of Psychology, York University

Interconnections of Physical and Mental Health

January 27, 2022

Katharine Coons, National Workplace Mental Health Specialist, CMHA

Relevant Events and Research for Members

Human Resources Spotlight Series

Human Resources    June 1, 2023

This series explores trending topics in human resources (HR) using two methods: spotlight reports and case studies. The spotlight reports are short, easily digestible pieces that examine best practices in the HR space.

Online experience  •  8-min read

Woman talking to employee

Preparing for an Impending Employee Exodus: Increased Turnover and Retirement Risk Necessitate Succession Planning

Human Resources    March 14, 2023

An employee exodus in the coming months and years will affect many industries because of retirement risk or postponement and voluntary turnover. Organizations need robust, responsive succession plans to mitigate these risks and ensure long-term stability.

Issue briefing  •  45-min read

Two women having a conversation

Canadian Human Resources Metrics Benchmarking

Human Resources    January 31, 2023

Build and refine your Human Resources (HR) practices for managing your teams. Understand the current business environment, and know what’s changing. Our data from across Canadian industries and regions will help you see where you excel and where you can grow.

Online experience  •  8-min read

Become a Member

A healthy workplace can give an organization a competitive advantage. Join CWHW.